DESTINY: SOLD OUT

Fate and Destiny are perceived as twin sisters, that guide humankind through the perils of life. Destiny may be read as both redemption and nemesis of human existence. According to Modern philosophers, destiny ultimately revolves around death, rather than the […]

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Full Moon On A Dark Night

  Soumya Sankar Bose writes about his photograph, “A friend used to tell me about her dreams. For the last sixteen years, she has dreamt of sitting on a chair beside a window in the room in which her sister died. […]

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C. Unnikrishnan

It is often debated whether the talent promoted by the visual arts scene has become bit city-centric. What happens to artists who live in remote villages? Does their prodigious talent get discovered or does it remain undiscovered? In an example […]

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Jatin Das

It’s a cold windy afternoon in November and we are seated outside the Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan on the eve of Jatin Das’s solo exhibition titled Portraits: Artists and Friends: 50 years. The exhibition consists of the whose-who of […]

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Thukral and Tagra

The duo who blur lines between fine art, design, and popular culture: Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra are in the news again. The Delhi-based artist duo is embarking on one of their biggest projects—a public artwork at the Yorkshire Sculpture […]

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Samit Das

Time zones melt as one enters Samit Das’s solo show ‘Apologue and Archaeology’. Is one looking at a contemporary work of art or a relic from Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa? It is this ambiguity that Das is striving for in what […]

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Manu Parekh

Painter Manu Parekh sits back and looks at his exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and exclaims, “I don’t know about others, but I really enjoy looking at three to four decades of my work in […]

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New Works

Over the weekend, we caught a selection of new works by emerging and mid-career artists at Nature Morte. The artists featured were Nidhi Agarwal, C Bhagyanath, M. Pravat and collector turned photographer, Vir Kotak. While the works are diverse, they […]

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Celluloid Disclosures

Stories about coming out of the closet perhaps make for the best cinema. However, they can be poignant since this is a very sensitive time for most LGBTI people. They seek the support of their family and friends and are […]

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Evening tea with Krishen Khanna

Painter Krishen Khanna appears at the doorstep of his red-brick house in Gurugram, clad in a beautiful white kurta. Crowned by his silver hair, looking perfectly dignified and pleasant despite the muggy July evening.  At 92-years of age, the artist […]

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Spotlight: Noelle Kadar

On a sunny day in July, the Big Art team caught up with Noelle Kadar, the International director of the India Art Fair, to trace her involvement and passion with the arts. 1. Let us begin with your journey. How […]

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Raza’s Legacy

Syed Haider Raza, the man who pictured the entire universe in a single Bindu, passed away on 23rd July 2016 at the grand age of 94. Visiting the maestro’s studio after he was no longer there, was heartbreaking. He was […]

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The art of writing on art

One perhaps does not say the word research and accessible in the same breath. However, for writer-critic Kishore Singh, it has been his passion to make art-writing accessible to a wider audience. He believes that one of the primary ways to […]

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Karan Kapoor: Time & Tide

Photographs from another time, surface after two decades of being hidden away in a personal collection. It has the effect of a time machine, when one looks back on a bygone era. Many do not know Karan Kapoor as a […]

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Art, logged in.

The summer auction at Saffron Art is the harbinger of good news for all those invested in art: the art market has risen out of its slump and sales are brisk. Although the trend is towards the Moderns, the works […]

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Poetry from the margins

What ships have come to harbor on your ocean lips? I, a stowaway have come to rest my head here, sleep beneath your breath, let your lightning strike me, scream in the eye of your storm. Rip me apart kingdom […]

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Iranna and his art

Seated in his Asiad Village studio, where several canvases are underway, artist G. R. Iranna is in a reflective mood. His recently concluded solo show at Gallery Espace, ‘Ether is all that is’ embraces the fragile and ephemeral nature of […]

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Talent Spotting

It’s a searing, hot day but one feels immediately invigorated as one steps through the gates of the familiar red-brick building that houses the Delhi College of Art. The institute has given rise to many a leading artist. Their annual […]

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Arpana Caur’s Journey

One must count one’s self lucky, when an exhibition featuring 40-years of an artist’s oeuvre, is all under one roof. “Four Decades: A painters Journey” is a collection of some of Arpana Caur’s best works from the Swaraj Collection, ranging […]

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